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Apr 16

The Strand Event Center Video and 360° Virtual Tour

Posted on April 16, 2021 at 7:34 AM by Brandon Cooley

The Strand Event Center 360 Virtual Tour

Have you been inside the recently restored Strand Event Center in Downtown Hays? Now’s your chance to see it via video and 360° virtual tour! This building at 1102 Main Street was once home to the historic Strand Theater. It was recently purchased by Dustin and Laney Roths, who made a significant investment in its restoration. The result is a gorgeous space suitable for weddings, dinners, and celebrations of all kinds. You are invited to “walk through” with us and see if this space might be right for your next event. Learn more at

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Apr 05

Hays Welcome Center 360° Virtual Tour

Posted on April 5, 2021 at 3:13 PM by Brandon Cooley

Hays Welcome Center (Smaller)

We're so excited to share the first 360° virtual tour that we created! This immersive experience of our very own Hays Welcome Center shows what the inside of our building looks like at 2700 Vine St. We are a Travel Information Center with information on Hays, as well as destinations all over our great state – and beyond! We invite you visit us in person when the time is right for you. Be sure to follow the Hays Convention & Visitors Bureau on Facebook to be the first to see new tours. They can also be found here.

Feb 25

Historic Churches of Ellis County

Posted on February 25, 2021 at 7:30 AM by Bobbi Pfeifer

For an inspiring and uplifting day, we recommend a tour of the Historic Churches of Ellis County. The first churches in our area were built during the 1870s and 1880s by Volga German settlers. Many small wood-frame structures were later replaced by larger churches crafted of native limestone. Visitors will be in awe of the craftsmanship of the beautiful stained glass, hand-painted artwork, architectural style, and detailed altarpieces. The Basilica of St. Fidelis, often called “The Cathedral of the Plains” was named as one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas and receives visitors from all over the world. Each church has its own unique story and all stand as symbols of the faith of early pioneers. Call the Hays CVB to help you set up one of these wonderful tours for your special group.